Every year at Art4All we have a chair auction. Parents and family are invited to make, reinvent or decorate a chair for the auction. Usually we have around 10 or so chairs up for grabs on opening night. Sometimes, if parents are FAMOUS artists, and they decorate a chair, people spend heaps of money on them. Other years chairs go for more modest prices. But still, the auction makes a couple of thousand dollars and enables anyone in the school community who has a good idea to have a go.
I have entered chairs every year that my kids have been at the school and I love thinking about what to make. Usually I am just inspired from home magazines. Whenever I open one I think … there’s a good idea. One year I made a map chair when they were first in Home Beautiful. Then I made a chair out of hessian when hessian was all the rage in Inside Out. I have done some screen printing and some tea towel chairs. And this year I am still looking at my pile of hard covered books to make my book chair, but feeling a little daunted.
Here is some other inspiration I have been contemplating (yes it is my chair inspiration page on pinterest). So many great ideas out there!
And here are some of the chair options I have hanging around (literally in some cases) at home.
I am feeling the need to produce something … and the need to get cracking on this project.